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download. i don't want to name the specific brand, but they're out there. stay with us. "news4 today" continues now at 5:00 a.m. we are getting our first ok at the scene of a breaking news in howard county where a train derailment has left two people dead. the search continues right now for two men involved in the chase that left a young police officer dead. good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm europen yang. welcome to "news4 today" on this august 21st, 2012. 64 degrees. some spots cooler than that. what's happened to our august? >> tom, not that we're complaining. we'll take it. >> exactly. >> dogs outside. >> they're going to want to come back in. it's gorgeous. these mornings, last few mornings have been refreshingly cool. and we did have that line of showers and thunder quickly come through yesterday afternoon. jumped up to half an inch quickly. moved on through. this is what the satellite radar
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map looked like at 5:00 yesterday afternoon. that line came on through. gave us some beneficial rains. we needed it. and now it's beginning to clear out from west to east. we're going to have these high clouds though streaming along right over the top of our region here from the south and west throughout much of the morning hours. but it's going to be gradually clearing a bit. then we will get clouds building as we get into the middle of the afternoon. all the areas in the light green in the 60s. the dark green areas, 50s for our northern suburbs. as well as out in the shenandoah valley and mountains, 50s. elkins, 51 degrees right now. and by 6:00, mid 60s. and noontime with sunshine. low to mid 80s. might have an isolated thunder shower late afternoon. back down near 80 at 6:00 p.m. i'm back in ten minutes. a traffic update now. good morning, mike. >> good morning, tom. still good right now on the beltway. no reports of any serious accidents on the loop or the outer loop. let's take a look at 95.
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bw parkway, travel lanes are open. no serious backups. on 95 in maryland. south of route 100 no, serious backups there. nine-minute ride from 216 to the beltway. if you're taking mass transit, things are great on the metro, marc, and virginia railway express. staying on top of breaking news this morning. a csx train rede railed near main street in ellicott city killing two people overnight. a few minutes ago we talked to howard county executive. he told us 21 train cars flipped. several of them landed on some parked cars in a parking lot not far from those tracks. these are some images from the scene just coming in to our newsroom. now, officials there are waiting for csx cranes to remove the cars which were filled with coal spop they can begin to search the vehicles that are under those railcars. alman says two people who died
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were on the train bridge. this happened around midnight. unclear on what caused the railcars to jump the tracks. we do have a crew on the way to the scene. we'll bring you details as soon as we get them in. to a developing story where in prince george's county police are searching for two men who led police on a high speed chase that ended with one officer dead. news 4's tracee wilkins is live at police headquarters with the latest on the investigation. tracee, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eun. one officer dead. another one injured. he luckily was taken from the hospital yesterday. he is recovering at home now, doing much better than he was after this accident. but police are still searching for two suspects responsible for setting off all of this that started yesterday afternoon. meanwhile, the officers who were involved in this, their names have now been released. 23-year-old adrian morris has been a prince george's county police officer for 2 1/2 years. but he was known to the department since he was a teenager. morris was a former member of the prince george's explorers.
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his fellow officers in his station watched this young man grow up and are now dealing with his tragic death. the second officer was also injured in the crash. fellow police officers stood outside the prince george's hospital where the officer was taken yesterday. he has since been released, according to the post. the prince george's county place say this all started yesterday just before noon. the two officers were investigating an attempted car break-in at a gas station in the laurel area. this surveillance video shows one of the two suspects wanted in the case. police say the two officers spotted the silver acura involved in the crime and were pursuing it on i-95 in beltsville when morris somehow lost control of his cruiser, landing in a ravine. morris was thrown from the vehicle and killed. now, morris was born in kingston, jamaica, but grew up in the laurel area. he became a u.s. citizen in 2009. she's a 2007 graduate of eleanor roosevelt high school.
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i'm tracee wilkins, news 4. >> thank you. also developing this morning, a laurel police officer accuse of slapping a man is now on administrative duty according to the local naacp chapter president bob ross. ross told us he met with the laurel police chief and the city attorney. he says that officer is now off the street and a criminal investigation has been opened. that's in addition to a $3 million lawsuit filed by the man you see in handcuffs in this video. we are working to get a comment from the city. they have not yet responded though. a republican congressman's controversial comment on women's rights could now damage the gop race for president. representative tom akin of missouri apologized for questions if all rapes are legitimate. he said he misspoke. he made the comment to a st. louis tv station. senior republicans called on him to quit his senate campaign race. mitt romney called akin's statement inexcusable. his vp pick paul ryan called for it as well.
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the gop says it pulled $5 million in advertising planned for akin's campaign. this morning we're learning more about the time line police are working with in the beating case of a capitol hill man. 29-year-old thomas was last scene walking home from a washington nationals game friday night. police believe he was attacked during an attempted robbery. they say he was beaten and left unconscious. he was found eight hours later. saturday morning, with a severe head wound. he remains in critical condition in the hospital. so far no, arrests have been made. a local navy s.e.a.l. was killed in last week's blackhawk helicopter crash in afghanistan. petty officer first class patrick of edge water, maryland, was one of seven americans killed in the thursday crash. it happened during a firefight in insurgents in the kandahar province. four afghans on the helicopter were also killed. taliban is claiming responsibility for the crash. nato is investigating. the incident was one of the deadliest air disasters in the nearly 11-year-old war. if you happen to hear planes
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buzzing above you as you head out the door, don't be alarmed. the north american aerospace defense command conducting training flights over the d.c. area until about 5:30 this morning. f-16s and a u.s. coast guard helicopter taking part in fact exercises. norad says the exercises are testing -- are to test the region's warning system and their ability to respond to a potentially dangerous aircraft. 64 degrees. we may just be hours from another milestone on the red planet. also ahead, news any parent wants to hear. why your child's next vaccination could be a pain-free experience. plus, the amazing feeding frenzy caught on camera off the east coast. your body may be in for a bit of a shock this morning. bi[ male announcer ] you paid in to medicare for years.
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hundreds more in your wallet year after year. feed me! saving you money -- now, that's progressive. call or click today. the mars rove rer could set out on the red planet today. the one-ton robot set to me the first tracks today or tomorrow to test drive of sorts. nasa scientists want to drive the rover forward, have it turn, and then move it backwards. curiosity landed on mars earlier this month. researchers have since been checking over the rover and making sure all the instruments
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are working. it is now 5:11. time for weather and traffic on the ones. tom kierein is telling us about the cool start to our day. >> live view from nbc 4 hd city camera. at 5:11, weather and traffic on the ones, hometown forecast. quantico, prince william county, in the low 60s. by 7:00, oughto be in the mid and upper 60s. cloudiness. by noontime, near 80. all around the region, here's the day planner. by noontime, the mid 70s to upper 70s and near 80. to our south. and reaching the mid 80s by mid afternoon with clouds building. slight chance of a thunder shower late afternoon. seven-day outlook in ten minutes. right now mike has our traffic. good morning. >> good morning. no serious problems to report on the beltway. let's look at 66 where things are looking great. and let's take a live look at the cameras heading east on waples mill road. 76 to the beltway and inside the beltway, here we are at glebe. seven-minute ride from 495 to
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glebe road. aaron and eun, back to you. 5:11. still ahead, the stern warning ecuador is giving the british government this morning as the julian assange saga continues. also ahead, what a new book is revealing about joe
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welcome back. it's not the sight you want to sees you spend the day at the beach. what you're seeing here is sharks in the midst of the a feeding frenzy. the video was shot thursday. you can see the sharks jumping out at water as they feast on fish. witnesses say there were dozens of sharks if not more, all within 50 yards of the shore.
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the sharks were attacking with incredible velocity. there were some going 20 feet sideways out of the water horizontally. >> experts say it's unusual to see these sharks this far north. they believe the warmer waters have drawn them to the area. more than 135 people watched this video in just a past couple of days. right now, diana nyad going strong in her effort to be the first person to swim from cuba to the florida keys without a shark cage. she left cuba on saturday. last night she reached her 46th mile, meaning she's about halfway through that 103-mile journey. nyad fighting off exhaustion, hypothermia and jellyfish apparently. this is the 62-year-old's fourth attempt to make that trip in 30 plus years. she tried twice last summer but had to stop because of an asthma attack and jellyfish stings. she also tried back in 1978 apparently. nyad turns of 63 tomorrow. firefighters are struggling to gain control of raging wildfires in eidaho.
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this is a satellite picture of eye da ho from nasa. the fire has been burning since august 3rd. firefighters in california are battling the new 15,000 acre ponderosa fire. lightning sparked the fire over the weekend. right now it's only 5% con tands. firefighters are battling it at least 35 wildfires in ten states. the nation's historic drought is causing north korea's largest river to drop to dangerously low levels. nearly 100 boats and barges are stranded on the mississippi after the coast guard was forced to close an 11-mile stretch when a ship ran aground earlier this month. crews are drudging the river to get the depth back to nine feet so the barges can begin to move again. it's not clear when that section of the bridge will be open. ecuador's president says it would be suicide if they stormed london to grab julian assange. that comment came last week when they threatened to extradite him to sweden, where he's wanted for
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a rape charge. assange has been hold up inside the embassy since june. he was granted asylum in ecuador but british authorities vowed to arrest him if he tries to leave the embassy. assange believes he's the victim of a u.s. witch hunt after his website published top secret materials. president obama is taking his re-election campaign to another battleground state today. he will speak at a capital university in columbus, ohio, this afternoon. campaign aides say he will told voters ryan's olympian will cut $15 million in education. he's also expected to say ryan's plan will cost 1 million college students pell grants over the next decade. after the ohio event the president will travel to nevada and speak at a community college in reno. mitt romney's wife ann will help set the tone of next week's republican national convention. she'll give an idea on opening night when the convention opens in tampa on monday.
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the event's main stage is on display and will feature 13 video panels and a running national debt clock. the screens can show an unbroken single image or create a collage effect. republican party says it has more than 300 production staff helping to keep things running. look for live coverage of the republican national convention all next week right here on nbc4. news 4's will be in tampa. and this morning hollywood is mourning the loss of one of the original women of comedy. phyllis diller passed away in her sleep yesterday morning at her home in los angeles. diller is considered by many as the first female stand-up comic. remember that hair, boy. look at that outfit. she was one of a kind. she's a staple at night clubs and on tv for decades. diller suffered a major heart attack in 1999 and retired a couple years later. she was 95 years old. rosie o'donnell is urging all women to know the symptoms of a heart attack after a health scare of her own.
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the 50-year-old comedian said she sudden nausea and some aches and got online to research the symptoms. instead of calling 911, she did that online research and took aspirin. o'donnell said she went to a cardiologist the next day. turns out her coronary artery was 99% blocked and she had to get a stint inserted. o'donnell most recently hosted "the rosy" show on the oprah winfrey network before it was canceled in march. as college students move into dorm it's not the distinction parents might hope for. west virginia university has been named the top school around for partying. princeton review released it yesterday, based on 80 survey questions asked of college students nationwide. this is the third time they have topped the list. the university of maryland ranked 16th biggest party school in the nation. james madison university in virginia took 18th place. meanwhile, college students who bing drink are likely to be more happy than their sober classmates.
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study presented yesterday at the american soesh logical association found students who drank to excess report being happier with their social lives. binge drinking is having four or more drinks for women and five or more for men. one of the most common sources of happiness among nonbinge drinkers because they felt everyone and therm drank and they didn't want to drink just to fit in. a new study says gooden tall hygiene may lower the risk of developing dementia. researchers at the university of california followed 5500edderly people over a 18-year period. those who brushed their teeth less than once a day was up to 65% more likely to develop dementia than those who brushed daily. the study says gum disease related bacteria may somehow damage the brain. doctors say gum disease contributes to heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. eun? doctors in seattle working to develop pain free child vaccines.
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the device called nano pads look like a clear patch. it's a delivery of small needles. it's in the development stages but could be in doctor's offices by 2014 treating polio, measles and other diseases. my kid would like to see that. >> no parent like the crying child. you don't want to be the one holding the child. >> the good is they usually get sticker or something. they look forward to that. let's go to tom kierein. >> starting off and feeling more like an autumn morning than late summer, as we start off this morning, don't have any travel problems but patchy fog. watch out for that. we've got a partly cloudy sky over washington. still quite cloudy south and east. to our west it's cleared out. that's where temperatures have really dropped. shenandoah valley and in the mountains, in the 50s. most locations, southern montgomery county in the mid 60s. northern mt. gory county, only in the upper 50s near 60. much of fairfax county from light on the arlington line all
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of the way out toward burke and near chantilly, it's in the low 60s. right around the beltway from arlington and inside the beltway, generally in the mid 60s. upper 60s near 70 near the bay. southern maryland, most locations, just in the low to mid 60s. and by later today, we'll be climbing as low in the mid 80s. here's your four-day forecast. we'll have just a slight chance of isolated thunder shower this afternoon. then another cool morning. in fact, even cooler over the next couple 068 mornings. wednesday and thursday mornings in the 50s throughout much of the region. we'll have afternoon high, mid 80s. 30% chance of an afternoon storm tomorrow and then beautiful pattern continuing thursday and friday. highs mid 80s. morning low, near 60. looks like this is going to continue into the weekend. a little warmer in the afternoon. saturday, sunday, monday, partly cloudy each day with highs upper 80s an morning lows near 60 or so. now let's check on traffic. mike is here with your first 4 traffic. good morning. >> tom, right now, beltway is
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worry free. no reports of any serious accidents on 50 right now in maryland. things are looking good as you head towards the beltway. let's look live at the traffic on the left of the westbound side as you can see, things are moving smoothly. right near 202. and it's in about a six-minute ride inside the beltway as you make the trip at 495 to the bw parkway at 58 miles an hour. no serious backup there. and still looking good, metro, marc, trains and virginia railway express. a new biography hits book stores 20d. the author spent years working on that book titled "paterno." when the jerry sandusky scandal broke out the head coach was fired from penn state, accused of not reporting sexual abuse allegations. an excerpt from the book claims paterno sobd while meeting with coaches a day after his dismi dismiss dismissal. he died in january. the jury convicted jerry sandusky in june. he will be sentence next month.
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lance armstrong facing legal consequences for doping allegations now a judge threw out his lawsuit. he tried to sue the u.s. antidoping agency. he claimed it didn't have jurisdiction to take him to court. but a judge called that speculative. the agency claims armstrong took steroids and blood boosters to earn his wins from 1999 to 2005. armstrong can now accept sanction or fight the case in court. if found fwility he could have his titles stripped. with the they playoffs about six weeks ai way the nationals are starting to distance themselves from the pack. >> martinez. that's over to the right side. runner coming home! the came is over! >> it wasn't pretty but washington got 5-4 extra innings win over the atlanta braves. looked like it could be a blowout early with nats scoring four runs in the first if braves claude their way back and pushed the game to 13 innings with the win the nats lead the braves by
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six games and have the best record in baseball. >> beginning of that series, going to be a tough week. if you're a student at the university of maryland and have always dreamed of playing division i football the terps want you. the team is recruiting walk-on right now. go to the team house on monday, september 3rd, at 2:30 in the afternoon. that's actually two days after the season opener. you have to be a full-time student enrolled at the university. good luck. well, it is a feat even some major league pitchers don't achieve. >> but this morning a little leaguer has joined the no-hitter club. 12-year-old will lucas struck out 13 batters last night on his way to a no-hitter during a little league world series game. he is only the 35th pitcher to throw a no-hitter in little league world series history. he's so cool about it, too. he also drove in two runs to help his team win 4-0. his fairfield, connecticut, team will play again don. chance to advance in the united states championship.
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i watched a little bit of the little league world series yesterday with my boys and it's amazing. these kids are so talented. it's hard to believe, they're so young. >> i'm just playing the game. >> exactly. >> just throwing the ball. >> a little fist pump. not too much celebration. but his friends piled on him. very fun. 5:27 is the time. coming up, what a missouri congressman is saying. plus, it's not just something out of a science fiction movie. it's a technology that could soon have cars talking to each other on the roads. and halloween is not approaching. getting closer to labor day but it still feels like fall as you look at temperatures around the d.c. area. how much longer this cool how much longer this cool weather will
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breaking news at 5:30. a csx train derailed near mainstream in maryland. two people confirmed dead at this point. this morning the howard county executive told us that 21 railcars flipped and landed on some parked cars in a parking lot near the tracks. i want to show you some images we're just getting in from the scene here. some photos. officials wait for csx cranes to get to the scene to remove the
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train cars so they can search the vehicles trapped underneath right now. the train was carrying coal that has to be cleaned up as well. he says the two people who died we on a train bridge near the scene here. the two train conductors were not injured. still unclear why the railcars jumped the tracks. right nowing main street and frederick road are closed from ellicott city into baltimore county. this is from the ellicott city patch. we do have a crew on its way to the scene. we will bring you reports and details as soon as they come in. good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. 5:31. weather and traffic on the ones. >> off to a cool start when you step outside. you will be amazed in the wake of those showers and storms that came through. we have really cleared out over the mountains. many locations there in the low 50s in western maryland. closer to washington. those areas in lighter green. in the low to mid 60s that
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includes our nearby suburb, montgomery, prince george's counties. much of virginia virn and maryland, a little bit of patchy fog in the rural areas. here's the hometown forecast for frederick. by 7:00 a.m., it will be around 60 there. by noontime, into the upper 70s. and partly cloudy. and for the entire region. here's you day planner. we'll have temperatures by mid afternoon into the mid 80s. and there's a slight chance of an isolated thunder shower popping up. looks like that might happen late afternoon in the main area for that if it does happen would be west of the metro area. sun rise, 6:28. sunset at 7:54. i'll be back in ten minutes with another weather update. let's take a look at your tuesday morning traffic. now, mike is in for danella. good morning, mike. >> good morning, tom if first problem on the beltway right now. it's in green belt on the outer loop at route 1. accident there on the right lane and the right merge lane. we are starting to see some delays approaching the scene. and we'll keep you updated on that incident. also, have some slow traffic right now on the dulles toll
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road. 13-minute ride as you make the trip from 267 to springfield interchange. aaron, eun? >> thank you, mike. we continue to follow breaking news out of afghanistan. nato officials say a u.s. base has been attacked by militants. who fired rockets on bagram airfield outside of kabul. damaging the plane of the u.s. joint chiefs of staff. they say two rockets landed in the airfield and one hit the plane. we are told a new plane was brought in and army general martin dempsey has since left the base. a controversial comment from republican congressman in any mri surery is changing the tone of the race for president. both president obama and gop presidential hopeful mitt romney are weighing in in the fallout here. nbc's claire has more now from capitol hill. good morning. >> good morning to you, aaron. yes, these are the comments that were heard around the world. if you didn't know the sew me state was, you know now. these are comments about ledge
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might break from republican congressman todd akin saying that legitimate rape rarely results in pregnancy. now, he has until 5:00 p.m. today that is the deadline that's out there right now, whether or not to withdraw from the hotly contested senate race in that state. so we'll have to see what happens there. but we did have president obama weighing in on those comments at a white house press conference yesterday. and that's put the abortion debate back into the forefront. >> views he expressed were offensive. rape is rape. >> i can't defend what he said. i can't tdefend him. >> reporter: president obama leads mitt romney 54% among women voters according to the latest nbc/westbound journal poll. this is a demographic where romney needs to make that up.
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live on capitol hill. i'm claire. aaron, back to you. >> thank you. mitt romney and his vp pick paul ryan criticized another congressman for skinny dipping at a holy site. kansas republican kevin yoder says he now regrets his swim in the sea of galilee last august. he was with several congress members but was the only one who got into the water without a swimsuit. in an interview with an abc affiliate in new hampshire romney and ryan called that incident reprehensible and the behavior that should not be tolerated. to a developing sto story i maryland. police officers were in a high speed chase and ended with one prince george's officer dead. it began at a shell station around noon yesterday and ended in a crash near the exit for powder mill road on i-95. one of the suspects, police say he and another man tried to open the doors to a customer's car at a gas station and took off in a gray acura with temporary tags.
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one of the officers were investigating they returned to the station and the investigation began. the cruiser crashed into a ditch and 22-year-old officer morris was ejected from the car. >> this is a family. and all of prince george's county government is going to wrap its arms around these two officers and the rest of their colleagues to make sure we get through this. >> police say they have yet to find the car or either of the men believed to be involved. fellow officers say adrian morris died working his dream job. officer morris had been on the force 2 1/2 years working out of beltsville. he dreamed of joining the force at the age of 15. joining the police explorer program. eventually became an adviser and mentor to other young men. his neighbors say they are stunned by his death. >> he was a good guy. i met him. i wrked him to the neighbor pood. we're talking about a young guy. he hasn't really started his career. i have a 22-year-old son, so imagine how i feel. >> the second officer in the car has not been identified.
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he suffered serious injuries but is expected to be okay. today d.c. workers will receive back pay from furlough days taken. nearly 22,000 d.c. government employees will receive a one-time lump sum in their regular paychecks starting today. in june the d.c. council authorized the repayment plan. last year the council did not cover salaries on holidays, four of them. the money was supposed to make up for a projected shortfall. however. the districteded up with a surplus. voters in virginia will be able to use new types of i dirks when they head to the polls in november. the department of justice signed off yesterday. it closes a loophole that allowed virginia residents without id to vote. it pands the type of i dirks accepted to include a student id, copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check or paycheck. virginia has to get federal approval of any voting changes because of a past history of discrimination. 64 degrees. the action one city's police
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department is taking as the outrage over this video builds. plus, say what? the technology that could soon have your cars talking to other vehicles. you might want to grab a light jacket as you head out the door. how long these cooler temperatures will be sticking
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welcome back. what if your car could detect the potential for crash before it happened? a pilot program is under way to see if cars can talk to each other on the road to prevent collisions. they are working with car manufacturers to equip vehicles with lights, buzzers and alarms to get your attention if there's a problem. each vehicle would transmit a signal with information about its position, speed, and what it's doing. for instance, it appears a car is about to run a red light you would get a warning. the car was driving in your blind spot you would see a flashing light in the side mirror. could even warn if roads are wet or icy. helps drivers and doesn't just add another distraction. that's my concern. you seibels and whistles and adarms. >> i think i would prefer it to just talk to me, hey, hey, hey, stop, stop, stop! that kind of thing. >> my driver is worse. your driver is going to cause a
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crash. 5:41 is the time. tom kierein is in storm center 4. good morning. >> good morning. time for your weather and traffic on the ones. 5:41. partly cloudy over the metro area. clearing from the west to east. still cloudy in the eastern subburrs. southern subburs around the bay and eastern shore, temperatures near 60 to near 70. cleared from the west to north, 50s to clear 60 now. day planner, by 6:00 a.m., we'll still be in the 60s. and by noontime, the 70s with some sunshine. few clouds building mid afternoon. by then, low to mid 80s. eight afternoon, isolated thunder shower. small chance of that. your seven-day outlook in ten minutes. mike says traffic now. good morning. >> good morning. we have problems right now on the beltway in greenville. outer loop, route 1. accidents that traffic getting by to the left. live look at the cameras here. we are at a good luck road. nine-minute ride from 295 in maryland on the outer loop of the beltway.
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also dealing with an accident westbound 66 ramp to the dulles toll road. all westbound ramp lanes are shut down. aaron, eun? >> thank you, mike. 5:42. 64 degrees. update on breaking news involving a train derailment. also coming up, the owner of this home talking about the bus accident that left her house condemned. [ male announcer ] since 1996 welfare recipients were required to work.
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breaking news if if you're just warking up. staying on top of a deadly train derailment in ellicott city, maryland, overnight. it was about midnight when 21 railcars from a csx train that had more than 80 cars jump the tracks somehow. we understand that that derailn't killed two people who were standing on a train bridge as it was crossing through the downtown ellicott city area. also, coal dumped all over the place there. news 4's megan mcgrath is on the
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scene right now talking with emergency crews, getting the latest information. we will have a live report in less than 15 minutes. investigators are trying to determine what caused a ride-on bus to slam into a house in montgomery county. it barrelled through the front of the house and into the living room in silver spring. two people were inside but they were not hurt. >> i said, this guy not going to stop in i went back to the car. boom. right in front of me. >> i thought it was an earthquake at first. when i seen the bus i was completely, like, astounded. didn't think something like this could happen. >> officials condemned the home. several people were on the bus at the time. no one was seriously hurt. this morning investigators trying to identify a body found floating in the potomac river. they pulled it about 7:00 last night in the 2400 block near the virginia avenue near the thompson boathouse. police are trying to figure out if foul play was involved. in morning police are
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warning parents about a 5-year-old girl kidnapped from a playground and sexually assaulted in fairfax county if girl was playing alone when the man snatched her sunday night at the morningside apartments in 4900 block of manitoba drive in the lanconia area. the attacker let her go. so far, no arrests have been made. 24-year-old neighbor sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl while she slept and left his wallet while he ran away. he used a ladder to climb the home and go into the girl's room. the victim's mother heard a scream and saw him running away when she went to check on her daughter. >> she said that he was rubbing on her legs. he was rubbing on her legs. no, she said she felt him pull the cover off of her. >> it's not my son. >> he wouldn't do something like that? >> no, he would not.
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i've got a grandbaby in here. if he wanted to rape somebody, he could have did my grandbaby. >> the suspect's mother says the police has the wrong man. bond is set at $75,000. this morning we're learning more about the time line police are working with in the beating case of a capitol hill man. 29-year-old thomas mazlin was last seen walking home from the washington nationals game friday night. th they believe he was attacked during an attempted robbery. he was found eight hours late we're a severe head wound. he remains in critical condition. so far no, , no arrests. a laurel police officer is accuse of slapping a man on off duty. ross told news 4 he met with laurel police chief and city attorney. he says the officer is now off the street and a criminal investigation has been opened. that is in addition to a $3 million lawsuit filed by the victim. we are working to get a comment
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from the city but they have to yet to respond. a d.c. group launching a second effort to ban all corporate campaign contributions. d.c. citizens republican trust submited a petition to put a question on the november ballot. the board of elections though ruled that it did not have enough signatures. they have gone back over the names and claims the election board was wrong in its count. citizens group is filing suit in d.c. superior court to get the measure on the ballot. tickets now on sale for the state fair of virginia after months of questions about whether that event would actually happen. the virginia farm bureau federation took over the operation along with universal fairs. both took now -- this all -- that happened after the owners filed for bankruptcy. this year's state fair runs september 28th through october 7th at the meadowlands park fear king's do monday i don't know. $8 to $21. back to school for more students in our area. in maryland, schools will reopen in calvert county and in
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virginia, kids in spotsylvania county will head back to school. schools will open tomorrow in culpeper county and st. mary's county. today is day two in prince george's county. later this morning we're hear from the but interim superintendent for the first time. at 6:30 alvin crawley will talk to tracee wilkins. today's annual backpacks for kids campaign. we're collecting backpacks and school supplies for needy students in our area. you can stop by the apple federal credit union kings town branch in alexandria 6:00 a.m. until noon. you can donate online at nbcwashington.com or mail us a check. >> great cause. want to make sure the kids have everything they need to get the school year started. 5:51. time for weather and traffic on the ones. >> just like back to school weather. really autominal around the region. that is a live view from our hd city camera. right now, 67. reagan national, but it's not
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too humid. low level humidity. many locations around virginia. open fields there. it is getting a little foggy this morning. some of the patchy fog under the clearing skies. especially off to our west around the piedmont of vinch and upper maryland. mountains, many locations this morning are down into the 50s. all these areas are dark green. 50s, including northern suburbs and western maryland. much of west virginia, shenandoah valley. only 51 right now. reagan national is 57. suburbs, generally around the low 60s and southern maryland near the bay, chesapeake area, 60s. we'll stay in the 60s 7:00 a.m., partly cloudy. patchy fog still lingering. by noontime, it should be mostly sunny and mild in the 70s. by mid afternoon to late afternoon, hovering in the low to mid 80s. slight chance of isolated thunder shower popping up. four-day forecast. tomorrow morning may be cooler than this morning.
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down into the 50s starting off wednesday morning. afternoon highs tomorrow. low to mid 80s. and there is a little greater chance of an isolated thunder shower tomorrow afternoon. then thursday, friday, beautiful. late august weather. cool in the mornings. afternoon highs, mid 80s. and over the weekend, looking great for maybe a final fling at the beaches. the weekend before the labor day weekend, 80s. on saturday, sunday, and monday. a morning lows still cool and comfy. i'll be back in ten minutes with another update. your first 4 traffic. mike filling in for danella. good morning, mike. >> good morning, tom. not too bad on the beltway. have some good news on the outer loop of the green belt. traffic is getting by to the left has been taken out of the way. all of your lanes are open and those delays have eased up. still dealing with tins debt westbound. 66 ramp to dulles toll road. the ramp has shut down. all travel lanes are open. luckily that incident is not causing a major backup. aaron, eun, back to you. 5:53. if you're going on a road trip on labor day weekend, you won't be alone.
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aaa predicts 33 m. million people will hit the road, 3% more than last year. they also say the holiday travel weekend will hit a post-recession peak. one of facebook's earliest investors has bailed on the social net bjork. peter field, the former ceo of pay pal, sold 20 million shares of facebook late last week. thursday ended the lock-up period. meaning it was the first time insiders were allowed to sell facebook stock since it became an ipo. facebook stock lost half of the value since it went public three months ago. even so, field may a huge profit. he invested half million dollars in facebook in 2004. his stock sold last week for $396 million. rich keep getting richer. 5:54. remember those crazy long lines like we saw outside prince george's county mall with shoppers hoping to get new nike shoes? scenes like that could soon be a thing of the past. cnbc's shartia brantley is live
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with that story and more. good morning, shartia. >> good morning, aaron. nike is laying out new rules for retailers that sell shoes. the "wall street journal" reports the company has told stores they will no longer be able to presail or take reservations for new shoes. the move is part of nike's effort to beef up safety for both stores and consumers. prompted by sometimes unruly crowds that line up for a new pair of air jordans or the upcoming lebron james shoe. apple continues to shine. this now the world's most valuable company by market cap, passing microsoft's mark set during the dotcom boom in 1999. however, if you adjust for inflation, microsoft is still higher. now apple's recent gains fueled over speculation of the new iphone expected in september. apple shares closed at $664.15 monday, giving it a market cap
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of $623.5 billion. so, what can you buy with one share of apple? how about a steve jobs-themed gift set? you can get a black st. kroi mock turtleneck, a pair of stone washed levees 501 jeans, a pair of great new balance running shoes, 16 gigabyte iphone 4s and a beatles anthology box set on itunes. guys, all of this will cost you about $662 with two bucks to spare. >> all right. shartia brantley at cnbc. thank you. well, today somebody in d.c. area is going to be a million dollars richer. the d.c. lottery will award the million dollar powerball jackpot to the play who won the august 8th drawing. the convenience store on pennsylvania avenue in southeast sold that winning ticket. the check presentation will happen at 10:00 this morning. workers at national shoe are hoping that number six, the sixth time, will be the charm
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for the pandas there. >> veterinarians say is displaying higher hormone levels. since 2007 we experienced five of the latter. zoo officials are hopeful and say she started building a nest. she has only given birth once in 2005 to tai-shan, the only panda cub to survive more than few days. he's still in china. we still miss him. >> we know we watch this -- or the experts watch this in phases and they look for little signs and such. so this is the final phase. >> right. ultimately you can't tell unless you give birth to a butter stick. >> what? >> a butter stick or no butter stick. >> what? >> the baby panda is a butter stick. everyone knows that. >> all right. good. all clear. 5:57. we just arrived on the scene of breaking news in maryland. deadly train derailment to tell you about from overnight. two dozen cars flipped. right now, a search for more possible victims and the
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beginning of what will be a long day for investigators here.
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breaking news. in maryland, a downtown e

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